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Vintage SG tone
The only thing more legendary than the Gibson SG is the resonance it produces. What makes it so special? It's the careful combination of tonewoods and the meticulous attention to detail which forms that precious sound. As you strike a power chord, the loud SG tone reverberates out of your amp. The body is skillfully assembled from real mahogany to provide you with a rich, vibrant voice, and a thick mid-range bite - making this the perfect tool for solos.
There's a stack of reason why so many great guitarists have used the SG throughout history, including George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Killer tonal quality, powerful sound, and the way it sits within a band dynamic. The rosewood neck produces a certain depth to the overall resonance, meaning nothing will be lost in translation - your riffs will be heard for days.
Designed for comfort
Picture this. You're on stage, crushing one of your tasty solos, until you feel your guitar digging in to your side. It can be painful and distracting. This won't be an issue with the Gibson SG. The contoured body and deep cutaways allow this instrument to rest comfortably as you're wearing it on stage. Considered, stylish, and secure - this is a guitar engineered with the musician in mind.
Crafted from real rosewood, the fingerboard makes those chord changes even smoother whilst adding a warmth to your tone. Glide form chord to chord with ease - free of any discomfort.
Gibson have pulled out all the stops. The unique slim taper profile ensures you'll have a tight grip on the neck as it morphs beautifully to the shape of your hand - without exerting too much pressure. This alleviates any on stage cramp that may occur. So you can focus entirely on your playing.
The 61 Burstbucker humbuckers do so much more than just pick up the vibrations and send it through your amp. They are essential in delivering that loud SG sound, with an abundance of power. Humbuckers remove any awkward and unwanted interference that can sometimes occur during a live show. By doing so, they give your tonal quality the clarity an SG deserves. Have no doubt, every one of your licks will be heard with optimum definition.
Another piece of hardware that's vital for the singing sustain you would expect from a Gibson SG is the aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge. It transfers the vibrations of your strings throughout the mahogany body, to provide you with a sustain that's almost as long as a Frank Zappa solo. Which is pretty long.
The rise of the Gibson SG
First launched in 1961, it's difficult to ignore the reputation this guitar has earned itself. Heavy, loud, and deep in tone, - it quickly became a guitar for the rebellious. Who could forget the iconic image of Pete Townsend smashing his guitar into pieces. It's truly liberating. As well as being described as having the 'fastest neck in the world' due to the SlimTaper profile and smooth fingerboard - its association with rock 'n' roll was inevitable.
Keep your instrument safe
Safe and sound. Your treasured SG will remain in the secure hands of a softshell case. This is the ideal environment to store your instrument, where it will remain protected from the elements. Ideal for those who are always on the road. Dependable, well-sheltered, and reliable - your pride and joy is kept out of harm's way.
- Model Name: Gibson SG Standard '61, Vintage Cherry
- Series: SG Standard
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Colour: Vintage Cherry
- Body Shape: Double Cut-away SG Style
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper
- Fret Size: Medium-Jumbo
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fretboard: Mahogany
- Fretboard Radius: 12" (304.8 mm)
- Scale Length: 24.75" (62.865 mm)
- Frets: 22
- Position Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Hardware and Electronics
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Plating: Chrome
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply Full Face
- Neck Pickups: Burstbucker 61R
- Bridge Pickups: Burstbucker 61T
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
- Pickup Configuration: Neck and Bridge
- Pickup Switching: Toggle Switch
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
- Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Switch Tip: Cream
- Switchwasher: Black
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695 IN
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Gibson Hard Case
- Included Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit